Using the REST API.
Let me ask a couple of stupid questions. I haven't been able to find a clear answer here or on the web for what exactly needs to be done to the query with respect to stopwords, if anything.
I read... telligent.com/.../24627.search-stop-words.aspx and the comment "stops a search" is not clear to me. Stopping a search seems like no results would be returned, but when I search for "configure the wikis" I do get results. The page with "configure the wikis" in the title is not the first result, but if I search for that same string and double quote it then Configure the Wikis - Page widget is the first result.
1. Are stopwords harmful to a query or are they just superfluous? In other words, should I remove stopwords from queries I send to the search endpoint.
2. Are searchwords enclosed in double quotes still treated as stopwords? I found some posts online for SOLR that looks like they are still stopwords, but the server can be configured to increment positions to account for their presence in matched content even though the words themselves are not indexed.
Any help is appreciated... in particular with respect to question 1 above and stopword removal (or not).